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When families dissolve, grandparents often squeezed out

Wallie Goolsby took photographs of the round bruises — more than 12 perfectly shaped marks on her grandchild’s right leg alone — but they weren’t enough to have the young child removed from home.

June 16, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Steller: New agency could save the next Roman Barreras

Steller: New agency could save the next Roman Barreras

For all the criticism that Child Protective Services workers get, they figured out the key problems in newborn Roman Barreras’ family right away.

June 01, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Brewer signs bill creating new child-welfare agency

PHOENIX — Gov. Jan Brewer signed groundbreaking legislation Thursday to create and fund a new Department of Child Safety, at least in part to solve problems that she may have helped create.

May 30, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Arizona governor signs legislation creating new child welfare agency

PHOENIX — State lawmakers voted today to scrap what has been Child Protective Services and replace it with an entirely new state agency.

May 29, 2014 10:09 amLoading…

Good childcare is part of child safety

Arizona lawmakers will convene Tuesday afternoon for a special legislative session with the task of doing what the body has effectively failed to do: Protect and care for neglected and abused children.

May 25, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Clean slate on child welfare: Let's get it right

Arizona lawmakers will convene Tuesday afternoon for a special legislative session with the task of doing what the body has effectively failed to do: protect and care for neglected and abused children.

May 25, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Brewer seeks $60 million for new child welfare agency

PHOENIX — Gov. Jan Brewer asked lawmakers Thursday to immediately approve nearly $60 million to create a new child welfare agency and revamp how Arizona handles abuse and neglect complaints.

May 23, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Brewer expected to call special legislative session on CPS today

PHOENIX — State lawmakers expect to be called back to the Capitol next week to fix the state’s embattled Child Protective Services.

May 22, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Fired CPS workers are 'scapegoats,' lawyer says

PHOENIX — The attorney for five workers fired from Child Protective Services said Wednesday the report that led to their termination was essentially a predetermined fix.

May 08, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Political stories from across the state (Friday edition)

A collection of political news from across the state making headlines today:

April 11, 2014 9:00 amLoading…

Sarah Garrecht Gassen: Child welfare in Arizona needs more than intentions

‘Intent” is a grand word. It can convey a determination, or it can sound like something while being nothing.

April 10, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Political stories from across the state (Wednesday edition)

A collection of political news from across the state making headlines today:

April 09, 2014 9:00 amLoading…

Brewer signs off on added CPS fnding

PHOENIX — Gov. Jan Brewer inked her approval Thursday to immediately give nearly $6.9 million more to the state’s child-welfare agency.

February 07, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Report: 'Systemic failure' by Arizona's CPS in uninvestigated abuse cases

PHOENIX —  A "systemic failure, a lack of accountability and transparency and bad decision making," are to blame for 6,500 cases of child abuse going uninvestigated, a special team reviewing the state CPS said in a report released today.

January 31, 2014 2:23 pm Related Loading…

Added funds for new child agency get preliminary OK

PHOENIX — A Senate panel voted Tuesday for an immediate cash infusion for the state’s troubled child- welfare agency.

January 29, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Increased information about Arizona's child welfare agency will continue, new boss says

Arizona’s child welfare crisis is providing residents with a glimpse of something rarely seen from the agency charged with protecting kids in the state: transparency.

January 26, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

Replacing CPS is a good first step: New cabinet-level agency must be given resources to make improvements

Gov. Jan Brewer has dissolved Arizona’s long-troubled Child Protective Services agency and replaced it with the Cabinet-level Division of Child Safety and Family Services, which will report directly to her.

January 14, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Brewer moves to abolish CPS, create new cabinet-level agency

Brewer moves to abolish CPS, create new cabinet-level agency

Gov. Jan Brewer greets her audience from the Arizona Capitol podium, where she gave her State of the State address. She’s flanked by Senate President Andy Biggs, left, and Speaker of the House Andy Tobin. Her speech opened the legislative session.

January 14, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Brewer moves to restructure Arizona CPS

Brewer moves to restructure Arizona CPS

PHOENIX — Gov. Jan Brewer said today she wants Child Protective Services made into its own separate agency, headed by someone who reports directly to her.

January 13, 2014 2:40 pmLoading…

CPS failed to investigate 875 Pima cases, records show

Fewer than 1,000 of the 6,500 child abuse and neglect reports Arizona’s child welfare agency failed to investigate in recent years were in the metro Tucson area.

January 10, 2014 12:00 amLoading…

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